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Residents' place of work

In 2013, 10,266, or 9.8% of the Wellington City’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Understanding where employed residents travel to work is important information for Local Government. It assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree of employment self containment within a local government area. Areas with a high level of self-containment are likely to either be remote areas without the opportunity to commute out, large metropolitan size TAs, or central city areas with a diverse employment base. In contrast, suburban residential areas near large cities often have a low level of self-containment.

The data that are presented below are based on the 2013 Census Question: 'In the jobs that you worked the most hours in, during the 7 days to Sunday 3 March 2013, did you work at home, or work away from home?'. If the 'away from home' response is chosen, the question asked 'Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

This dataset is then cross-tabulated with the person's current usual residential address to create a matrix of home to work, with the focus of the analysis on the work destination. All people in this table had a usual residence address in the Wellington City, and the table breaks down their area of work destination, based on the workplace address.

Derived from the Census:

'In that job, did you mostly? Work at home or work away from home. Print the full address of the place you mostly worked at.'

Employed persons aged 15 year and over

Overview
Employment location of residents
Wellington City2013
Number%
Work within the City88,45284.0
Work outside the City10,2669.8
Live within the City, work location unknown6,5316.2

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment location of residents, 2013
Employment location of residents, 2013 6.2% 9.8% 84.0%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and
Dwellings, 2013.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by TAs
Top 10 areas of employment
Wellington City2013
Local Government AreaNumber%
Lower Hutt City5,0464.8
Porirua City2,7842.6
Upper Hutt City5670.5
Auckland City4890.5
Kapiti Coast District2820.3
Christchurch City1380.1
Palmerston North City840.1
Masterton District810.1
South Wairarapa District690.1
Hastings District540.1
New Plymouth District540.1
Marlborough District450.0
Napier City420.0
Hamilton City390.0
Whangarei District330.0
Tauranga City330.0
Nelson City330.0
Dunedin City300.0
Horowhenua District240.0
Far North District210.0
Queenstown-Lakes District210.0
Tasman District180.0
Carterton District180.0
Wanganui District180.0
Ruapehu District150.0
Gisborne District150.0
Thames-Coromandel District150.0
Taupo District120.0
Rotorua District120.0
Whakatane District120.0
Manawatu District120.0
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes areas with fewer than 10 residents.

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